The field of respiratory care is helping the world breathe easier. The United States Department of Labor reports that employment opportunities in this field are growing above average and will continue to do so through 2024. Graduates in this program tend to work in hospitals helping patients of all ages.
Clarion University's respiratory care program places an emphasis on patient care as well as clinical precision.The program also provides students with a liberal arts education.
A.S. Respiratory Care
Clarion University's Associate of Science in respiratory care program prepares students to be registered respiratory therapists. Respiratory care practitioners (respiratory therapists) evaluate and care for individuals who have breathing and other cardiopulmonary ailments ranging from moderate to life-threatening. Respiratory care practitioners work closely with other health care professionals to provide a wide range of diagnostic and therapy to patients. The respiratory care program is offered only at the Venango campus.